spamassassin-dev December 2011 archive
Main Archive Page > Month Archives  > spamassassin-dev archives
spamassassin-dev: Re: [Bug 6721] New: ADVANCE_FEE_* scores are t

Re: [Bug 6721] New: ADVANCE_FEE_* scores are too dynamic

From: John Hardin <jhardin_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Dec 12 2011 - 23:32:18 GMT
To: Axb <>

On Mon, 12 Dec 2011, Axb wrote:

> On 2011-12-12 23:45, Kevin A. McGrail wrote:
> I've tried to work on some static scores for them, but I've lacked the
> patience to go thru the whole lot. It's huge and good but hard to follow)


They basically all work off the same meta list of subrules. _2 is 2+ hits,
_3 is 3+ hits, etc. Then to those some FP-avoidance checks are added.
There are variants for N hits plus a LOTSA_MONEY hit or a FILL_THIS_FORM
hit or both, but in all there are only about twelve variants to score. The
meta list of subrules is generated by a GA rule generator (which I haven't
run in a while) off the list of candidate rules and my 419 corpus.

> yes and no, as JH works on them frequently.

Correct. And changes can affect the scoring.

> Hopefully John has some time & patience and we can agree on a basic set of
> rules and their scores.

The basic set of subrules changes, and I'm open to additions, but the mtea
for the ADVANCE_FEE rules is generated by a GA process.

I don't have a problem with statically scoring them, in fact that's what
the static sandbox score file was intended to address. I don't know if
that's the _best_ way...

I too would like to see a way to assign a minimum score. The GA rescorer
seems to do some very counterintuitive things at times, and it would be
conforting to have a way to control it a little better.

-- John Hardin KA7OHZ FALaholic #11174 pgpk -a key: 0xB8732E79 -- 2D8C 34F4 6411 F507 136C AF76 D822 E6E6 B873 2E79 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- You know things are bad when Pravda says we [the USA] have gone too far to the left. -- Joe Huffman ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 days until Bill of Rights day